Stat (Firm), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)

DVD - 2022

In Augmented, Hugh Herr, a biophysicist working to create brain-controlled robotic limbs, shares his personal journey. At age 17, Herr's legs were amputated after a climbing accident. Frustrated by the crude prosthetic limbs he was given, Herr set out to remedy their design, leading him to a career as an inventor of innovative prosthetic devices. Now, Herr is teaming up with an injured climber and a surgeon at a leading Boston hospital to test a new approach to surgical amputation that prosthetic limbs to move and feel like the real thing. Herr's journey is a powerful tale of innovation and the inspiring story of a personal tragedy transformed into a life-long quest to help others.

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2nd Floor AV New Shelf DVD/617.58/Augmented (NEW SHELF) Due Jul 24, 2022
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Science television programs
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Arlington, Virginia : PBS [2022]
Item Description
Title from disc surface.
Originally broadcast Feb. 23, 2022.
Bonus film: Predicting my MS: In 2005, filmmaker Jason DaSilva was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis, a rare type of MS that has no known cure and inflicts a host of progressively debilitating symptoms. In this moving personal film, DaSilva looks back on challenges he's faced, delves into the science behind MS, and investigates potential risk factors that may--or may not-- have contributed to his rare diagnosis.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (approximately 115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (16x9); stereo.
Corporate Authors
Stat (Firm) (production company), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)